As He Rips U.S. Foreign Policy In Iran Notion Of Islam Leader Compares Trump To Satan, Slams Reimposed Sanctions Minister Louis Farrakhan described as “wrong and shameful” international media reports that he led anti-American and anti-Israel chants earlier this month during his ongoing solidarity tour of Iran, which was timed to the re-imposing of U.S. economic sanctions as the Trump administration moves to exit the 2015 nuclear deal brokered by President Barack Obama.
“I never led a chant that called for the death of America or Israel, contrary to misreporting in U.S., British and Jewish publications and the intentional, malicious and false reinterpretation of my words,” said Mr. Farrakhan in a press statement. Minister Farrakhan drew more headlines by comparing President Trump to Satan and warning him not to “pull the trigger of war in the Middle East at the insistence of Israel.”
The Christians say that Satan is a liar, and every day they keep a count of Trump’s lies,” Mr. Farrakhan said . “l asked a question about how to pronounce the chant in Farsi during my meeting with Iranian students and an examination of the video shows just that,” said Mr. Farrakhan. “My point was to engage students in a talk about what gives a nation perpetuity versus that which undermines and destroys a nation.” Minister Farrakhan also blasted the sanctions as “unjust,” and warned the crowd not to trust the U.S. government.
“That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t communicate with America, but you should know who you’re communicating with,” Mr. Farrakhan said. “You’re communicating with those who make promises that they never intend to keep.” In his press statement Farrakhan insisted that “I am not and have never been an enemy to America, nor the people of America.”
“However, I love America enough to speak unpleasant truths that are in the best interests of an erring nation that perhaps she may change her conduct and course,” he said. Louis Farrakhan, 85, arrived in Iran over to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the takeover the American embassy in Tehran during the Islamic revolution of 1979.